Definition of greenling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnlɪŋ/


A spiny-finned edible fish of the North Pacific.
  • Family Hexagrammidae: two genera and several species, including the lingcod.
Example sentences
  • Gurnards, flatheads, scorpionfishes, greenlings, and sculpins live in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.
  • An individual male kelp greenling may guard up to 11 egg masses simultaneously, although the average number is four.
  • During winter the painted greenlings go into a mating mode and the male turns very dark, while the female has dark stripes.

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